Canoe England's sustainable new site

Paxton makes a splash at Canoe England’s sustainable new site

Canoe England's sustainable new site

Manvers Waterfront Boat Club is a multi-water sports centre on Manvers Lake, based in Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire. The centre specialises in paddle sports, with canoeing being at the heart of its activities. Manvers is an ideal place for grassroots learners to train in a real Olympic setting.

The centre works in partnership with Canoe England, the national governing body for canoeing, set up by Sport England. Sport England receives a yearly capital grants allowance from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to support the development of certain sport across the country.

In 2008 Canoe England used this funding and embarked upon a new project to turn a disused lakeside pit in Rotherham into a canoeing centre fit for Olympic standard training. Now, with help and support from the Environment Agency, the Carbon Trust and Dearne Valley College, Manvers Waterfront Boat Club is a haven for the local community.

During the planning stages of this project; Chairman, Chris Hawkesworth, decided to put in an access control system to manage security and water usage in the club house. As the building resulted from Government funding, making sure the club would run as economically as possible was paramount. Hot water for the showers, basins, kitchen and heating system is generated via a pump that comes from the lake itself. The club needed an access system with features that could complement a sustainable building like this. The need to promote energy efficiency, stick to budget and save on expenses like water usage all had to be taken into consideration.

Chris says: “In the past we have often had problems keeping the water usage to a minimum as people would leave the showers on. We needed a green solution that was vandal proof as well.”

Chris called in Richard Muscroft, of Churchill Security, who specified Paxton’s networked Net2 access control system as a solution to the club’s security and water usage requirements.

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